The Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the February 25, 2023 election, Peter Obi, says he did not grant a media interview suggesting that he will run for the office of the President in 2027.
In a Twitter post on Saturday, the former Anambra State governor lamented “an emerging pattern where fake media reports”.
Obi said the supposed interview never took place.
“The other is about my reaction to prospective appointees into the Federal Government. Both reports are bogus,” he tweeted.
I have noticed with dismay, an emerging pattern where fake media reports and news items are predicated on interviews and press remarks I never granted. Two recent instances relate to my saying that I am looking forward to running for office in 2027
— Peter Obi (@PeterObi) July 15, 2023
Obi said he would continue to speak on topical national issues through recognised news and media outfits.
“My focus and that of the Obidient Movement will not derail from the original mission of creating a new Nigeria which we believe is possible.
“Our emphasis has never been on political positions or personal aggrandizement, but on putting the nation on the right footing and deepening our democracy by helping to elevate and empower the downtrodden in our society,” the LP presidential candidate said.
Obi came third in the election after the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu; and the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
Both Obi and Atiku are in court to challenge the declaration of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that Tinubu won the poll.